(The Hill) The Sunrise Movement, a youth-led environmental organization, endorsed Texas progressive House candidate Jessica Cisneros on Monday, marking the first 2020 endorsement made by the organization.
Cisneros is challenging Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), who has been a target of progressive Democrats ahead of 2020.
“Even though he [Cuellar] calls himself a Democrat, he rakes in campaign contributions from fossil fuel CEOs and Wall Street and joins with Trump to do their bidding in Congress,” the Sunrise Movement’s executive director Varshini Prakash said in a statement.
“Young people like Jessica Cisneros have seen the impacts of these failed policies for our entire lives,” he continued. “In 2020, we’re going to turn our generation out in historic numbers in TX-28 and around the country to boot out failed Democratic leaders like Henry Cuellar who have failed to fight for us.”